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Montefiore Einstein
Center for Transplantation
Montefiore Einstein-Center for Transplantation

2016: RECORD OF SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES AMONG BEST IN NATION

At the end of 2016, the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation continues to break its own record by transplanting more than 170 patients this year, while producing some of the region’s and the nation’s most successful outcomes for our transplant patients.In July, a report by the national Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients showed that Montefiore’s rate of transplantation for patients on the organ waiting list is significantly higher than the national average as well as other regional transplant centers.  READ MORE


HOPE ACT IN ACTION

Montefiore has now enacted an Institutional Review Board (IRB)- approved clinical transplant protocol that allows patients who are HIV-positive to receive organ transplants from donors who were also HIV-positive. This protocol is possible under the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act—a bill signed by President Obama and regulated by Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) that accepts the organ donations of HIV-positive individuals. READ MORE


MOST DIFFICULT CASES COME HERE FOR CARE

The Montefiore Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at Montefiore Medical Center has been performing kidney transplants since 1970, which has allowed us to develop the expertise to treat patients who would otherwise not be able to receive a transplant. Hanouf, a 10-year-old energetic girl from Saudi Arabia, is one of them. Hanouf was suffering from a congenital protein deficiency and was in end stage renal failure when she sought a transplant in Saudi Arabia was told her condition was too difficult to be treated there. She was undergoing dialysis four times a day.
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NEW TRANSPLANT TEAM MEMBERS

We are proud to announce the addition of two new key team members to the Montefiore Einstein Center for Transplantation as we continue to grow and expand throughout the Hudson Valley:

Attasit Chokechanachaisakul, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery Dr. Chokechanachaisakul, an abdominal organ transplant surgeon, was recruited last spring. He is specializes in liver, kidney/pancreas transplantation and living donor surgery.
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Helen Rominiecki, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, Live Donor Transplant Nurse Practitioner Ms. Rominiecki is an acute care nurse practitioner specializing in abdominal organ transplantation.
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MONTEFIORE PRESENTS AT THE
AMERICAN TRANSPLANT CONGRESS

In June, Einstein-Montefiore Transplant Program team members joined thousands of other transplant physicians, surgeons, and scientists in Boston for the annual meeting of the American Transplant Congress. The Congress is the nation’s most important gathering for the sharing of clinical and basic science research in transplant medicine. Our team made several presentations of critical work.  READ MORE


SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS BENEFIT MORE PATIENTS

Thanks to partnerships with multidisciplinary teams at White Plains Hospital and St John’s Riverside in Yonkers, the Einstein-Montefiore Transplant Program has been able to evaluate more than 50 candidates at these medical centers so far this year for liver, kidney and pancreas transplant. Many of these patients have already received a transplant from a living donor or will soon. READ MORE


SUPPORT: BEFORE DURING AND AFTER TRANSPLANT

The Helping Hands Program at Montefiore is a resource network that helps patients navigate and better manage their health and their lives as they go through the transplantation process. Comprised of doctors, nurses, a nutritionist, social workers and administrators, the Helping Hands Program focuses on helping patients meet the challenges that arise during the transplant process by promoting healthy lifestyle changes.

Helping Hands represents what is best about Montefiore, an organic and altruistic approach to meeting the needs of our patients. Lend your helping hand today. Call Kristin Waller-Donovan at 718-920-6629 or kwaller@montefiore.org to become involved.  READ MORE


NEED MORE TRANSPLANT INFORMATION?
 
HOW TO REACH US
To refer a patient or speak with one of our physicians, please call us at 1-877-CURE-KDNY (1-877-287-3536)

Visit www.Montefiore.Org/transplant to discover more.
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